Tuesday, March 12th, 2002: Here we are, another day without my phone and internet service. What's a guy to do?
Normally it wouldn't be an overly bad situation, but when no one knows our phone service is down and thinks no one is home instead, that's when it becomes a problem.
I tested out calling my home phone from my cell phone, just to hear what others would hear, and all I get is the phone ringing and ringing and ringing, yet the home phone that's supposed to be ringing, sits silent. I think I mentioned this in yesterday's entry.
I made another call to Bell Canada today and this time told them to fix it because apparently it has something to do with our line and not everyone else in the area. Perhaps one or two others may be experiencing this problem, but the family that lives a couple of houses down from me aren't having problems, so hmmmm.
So Bell said they'd do some signal test from their central office to see if it's a problem with they're system. If not, I have to wait yet another day for them to send someone out to check around my house. This is not good, but what can you do, right?

The only "good" thing about this downtime is that I'm able to catch up on my updating, even though I can't upload them at this point in time, though by the time you're reading this, the problem will have been solved, obviously.

I've also started thinking about how much I could save on my phone bill and my Internet service bill due to this problem. Normally that's not be any concern an Internet provider since it's not their fault, but since my service is with the same phone company, it's all tied together, so I can probably put in a claim for a refund for a few days. I figure it'll only result in a couple of dollars combined, but still, I'll take every opportunity to stick it right back to them when I get the chance because they both love to gouge me every chance they get.

Perhaps I'll go start a new book today, unless something else crops up and I just have to document right here!